1st edition
240 pages
Softcover 13,5 x 21,5 cm
ISBN 978-3-948442-04-0
published 1/2020
EUR 24,95 inkl. Mwst.
GBP 22.00

Paul Crichton

Dreams and Delusions

Richard Dadd (1817–1886) is a British Victorian painter best known for his supernatural and Orientalist scenes, which are rendered in obsessional and mesmerizing detail. He started attending the Royal Academy of Arts at the age of 20, and received the medal for life-drawing 3 years later.
When he was 26 he killed his father, whom he thought was the Devil in disguise, and was admitted to the Bethlem Hospital. He painted his most famous works, including “The Fairy Fellows’ Master-Stroke”, when he was a psychiatric patient in the Bethlem and Broadmoor hospitals.